Mallorca to see Travel Boost as Palma Airport Undergoes Upgrade

Mallorca Cala Santa Ponsa Ponca beach in MajorcaThe stunning Balearic island of Mallorca is set to see a boost in travel as Palma international airport is due to undergo a huge upgrade.

AENA has recently announced its plans for an expansion project at Palma Airport. Between now and 2021, Spain’s air navigation management firm will invest almost €297m in extending the airport, known as Son Sant Joan, to accommodate an increasing number of flights.

Already the third largest airport in Spain, behind Madrid and Barcelona, AENA estimates that Son Sant Joan will receive 28.5m passengers in 2021. This investment will develop the terminal buildings to create space for the growing number of passengers, as well as the airport’s runway efficiency to increase the number of flights per day.

In addition, it has also been recently announced that the BBC drama The Night Manager will be returning for a second series, showing off Mallorca’s beauty on the small screen once again.

The first series, which was filmed in Palma, Llucmajor, Cala Deia and Port de Sóller, attracted over six million viewers last spring and was even nominated for six Emmy Awards in 2016.

Providing the perfect setting for a holiday home, leading Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España offers a beautiful selection of properties, including the new Cala Vinyes Hills development, just 20 minutes away from the airport.

The Sales and Marketing Director of the firm, Marc Pritchard, is excited about the opportunities that the AENA investment could bring to the island and is looking forward to welcoming a growing number of visitors to Mallorca.

He says: “We have certainly experienced a growing interest in property on Mallorca as it becomes a prominent must-visit destination for travellers from across the globe. And it’s fantastic that Mallorca is enjoying such a boom in its reputation as a filming location.

“The fantastic weather and range of stunning locations provide an ideal environment for shooting everything from adverts to films, and the island is fast becoming one of the entertainment industry’s favourite locales, which, in turn, increases its attraction as a holiday home destination.”

He adds: “As popularity for the island continues to grow, we are determined to provide an array of high quality properties in locations that reflect the best of Mallorca’s culture, as well as its coastline.”

Would increased flights encourage you to look to Mallorca as a holiday home destination?

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